Mar 20, 2012 8:00pm PDT
evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" tonight from new york, mitt romney has won the illinois republican primary this evening. he spoke to reporters in a chicago suburb and went after president obama as a person who doesn't share the same values. >> our future's brighter than these troubled times. we still believe in america, and we deserve a president who believes in us, and i believe in the american people. >> romney shifted into the general election mode with his big win in illinois. he turned his attention to the president's past experience as a law professor. >> yesterday, i was giving a speech at the university of chicago, not very far from here, not very far from where professor barack obama taught law. it was a speech on economic freedom. for 25 years i lived and breathed business and the economy and jobs. i had successes and failures, but each step of the way, i learned a bit more about what it is that makes our american system so powerful. you can't learn that teaching constitutional law at university of chicago, all right? >> romney really went after the president.
Mar 20, 2012 9:00pm PDT
you, polls closed about an hour ago. mitt romney has won the state of illinois, mitt romney the projected winner in that state. the latest results we have right now are 19% in, mitt romney 54% of the vote, rick santorum, 28% of the vote, ron paul 9% of the vote, newt gingrich, 7% of the vote. we'll be watching those percentages in the rankings of the other candidates as the percentages of the vote increases. this is exciting. this is election night. republicans in the great state of illinois making big consequential decisions whether to punch their ballot for mitt romney, rick santorum, ron paul or newt gingrich. actually, that's not the way it has worked at all. have you seen what the ballot looks like that republicans were using tonight in illinois? it's different in every county, but this is representative. let's put up the macon county ballot. if you're going to vote in illinois and you're voting in macon county, which is right in the middle of the state, if you want mitt romney to be president, you can indicate you want mitt romney to be president of the united states,
Mar 24, 2012 6:00pm PDT
by a significant margin. we can also project that mitt romney will finish second and newt gingrich third. santorum needed to win tonight and he has. again, rick santorum the projected winner in louisiana. i am alex wagner. here with me tonight from new york magazine, john hileman. and there is breaking news tonight, former vice president dick china has undergone heart transplant surgery. we'll have much more on that story in just a few minutes. john, i want to go to you first. what do we make of this? it was in some ways a predicted outcome, rick santorum winning louisiana. does it do anything for his campaign? >> it keeps it alive. in mitt romney pulled off an upset, it would put the final nails in santorum's coffin. the next time we come here on tuesday -- >> april 3rd is probably when we'll be here next, giving santorum a chance to pull off wisconsin, that is what he'll need to do in order to really have a mathematical chance of securing the nomination is virtually nil. but he still has a chance if he pulls off a bunch of chances. rick santorum knows he cannot win this nomination outright befor
Mar 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
romney has been waiting for? >> i hope that i get the support of people here in ohio tomorrow. and the other states across the country. i believe if i do i can get the nomination. >> if the conservative base of the republican party is still longing for someone other than mitt romney to get the nomination, tonight is their chance to say so. >> governor romney gets out there and four, five, six to one you know, it is going to take a toll and that's what's happened in pretty much all the states. that's why you know, i keep looking at this as a game of survival. >> rick santorum staking his hopes on ohio and tennessee. newt gingrich saying it is do or die time in his home state of georgia. >> we have really worked very hard to make sure we can carry georgia and all the polls now indicate we will carry georgia. >> the front runner, mitt romney, trying to close the deal tonight against his rival bus he is picking up baggage along wait that could hurt him long term. >> what does it say about the college coed, susan fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says